08 April, 2017
An exceptional lifestyle and lavish 270-room Mondrian Doha hotel is set to open at the end of 2nd quarter of 2017. It will be SBE’s first hotel in the Middle East as well as Marcel Wanders’ first hotel for the region.
“What better place for us to reveal the exciting details of our forthcoming Mondrian Doha hotel than at the most prestigious design show known across the globe. It is an honour to be here today, introducing you to our magical hotel and celebrating our close partnership with Marcel Wanders and Mr Azrak of SWA,” addressing to a press conference in Milan, Italy, Michele Caniato, Chief Brand Officer for ‘sbe’, the leading privately-held lifestyle hospitality company, today revealed further details of the extraordinary design of Mondrian Doha. It was hosted by the group’s chief brand officer, Michele Caniato, in collaboration with Marcel Wanders and South West Architecture (SWA).
The preview of Mondrian Doha and it’s highly-anticipated design aptly took place during the world’s biggest design fair, Salone del Mobile being held in Milan from 4 – 9 April, 2017.
Present on the occasion were Marcel Wanders, renowned Dutch interior designer and Wadah Azrak, President of Qatar based architectural firm, SWA.
Wadah Azrak, President, South West Architecture, commented: “ This has been a significant project for SWA, and we are delighted to showcase our first hotel in Qatar. The building was conceived as a falcon, an important national symbol for Qatar, that sits atop its nest. We hope to see you soon in Doha and show you this incredible property.”
Marcel Wanders said “For the design of Mondrian Doha and everything we do, locale is super important. To create the hotel, we studied the city, we studied the people. We don’t create interiors, we create destinations and Mondrian Doha is a destination in itself that needs to be discovered. We invite people to join us on the journey through to the hotel, it is a journey that has no end. Stepping into Mondrian Doha begins the first chapter of a wonderful story that unfolds and presents surprises around every turn.”
Today announcement included eight restaurants and bars, dedicated nightclub zone, expansive ballroom and rooftop pool and bar, complete with stained glass dome. The rooftop pool and bar on the 26th and 27th floor is a truly remarkable space, created with black and white bricks and offering an abundance of natural light which shines through the stained glass dome to create rays of coloured light. Modern technology has allowed the pattern of a peony tiffany lamp to be printed on the skylight glass, making it the largest tiffany lamp in the world.
Under the colourful sky of the glass dome is the black and white city below; the pool area, which houses luxury wooden and crystal lamps, white leather seating and wooden sunbeds.
The magnificent ballroom, largest in the region is an elegant, transformable space that can be adapted to suit every occasion, from lavish weddings and award ceremonies to larger functions and presentations. Brides can enjoy the most glamourous of entrances with the use of an incredible 24 carat gold sculpted caged elevator which links the secret bridal suite directly to the ballroom.
According to the management, a fantasy-like environment, true to the Marcel Wanders design and the Mondrian ethos, is waiting to be explored by guests. Each day at Mondrian Doha will offer a new discovery and create a new memory – with enlightening scenes from the iconic lobby arrival through to the mesmerising stained glass dome skylight on the 27th floor.